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Innocence Project Policy Director Rebecca Brown to Speak on …

Rebecca Brown will speak about “Justice: The Innocence Project” at Bnai Keshet’s Kaplan Minyan on Saturday morning, December 23. The Kaplan Minyan, which meets in the Red Gables historic house across the parking lot from the synagogue’s main building, begins at 10:30 a.m. with selected songs and readings.

Brown, originally from Montclair, is director of Policy for the Innocence Project, which she joined in 2005. She directs its federal and state policy agenda, which seeks to prevent and reveal wrongful convictions and assure compensation for the wrongfully convicted upon release from prison. Brown and her team have successfully lobbied the passage of more than 100 laws at the state level. She has also served as a Policy Analyst for the Mayor’s Office in New York City and a Senior Planner at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), where she

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Innocence Project Policy Director Rebecca Brown to Speak on Justice December 23 at Montclair Synagogue

Rebecca Brown will speak about “Justice: The Innocence Project” at Bnai Keshet’s Kaplan Minyan on Saturday morning, December 23. The Kaplan Minyan, which meets in the Red Gables historic house across the parking lot from the synagogue’s main building, begins at 10:30 a.m. with selected songs and readings.

Brown, originally from Montclair, is director of Policy for the Innocence Project, which she joined in 2005. She directs its federal and state policy agenda, which seeks to prevent and reveal wrongful convictions and assure compensation for the wrongfully convicted upon release from prison. Brown and her team have successfully lobbied the passage of more than 100 laws at the state level. She has also served as a Policy Analyst for the Mayor’s Office in New York City and a Senior Planner at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), where she

Read more at: http://baristanet.com/2017/12/innocence-project-policy-director-rebecca-brown-speak-justice-december-23-montclair-synagogue/

Ohio Innocence Project, Cincinnati Opera Collaboration Brings Exonerees’ Stories to Life

Ohio Innocence Project, Cincinnati Opera Collaboration Brings Exonerees’ Stories to Life

  
The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati Opera, and the Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC) announce the creation of a contemporary opera, Blind Injustice.

The opera is based on Cincinnati Law Professor Mark Godsey’s book by same name and interviews with six OIP exonerees.  Blind Injustice will bring to life the grace, perseverance and forgiveness of these incredible men and women.  Premiering during the 2019 opera season, this is the first collaboration of its kind. The opera will be composed by William Menefield to a libretto by David Cote. CCM Professor Robin Guarino will act as stage director and dramaturg.

“The stories of these six exonerees are powerful tales of perseverance and forgiveness after going through an ordeal most of us can’t even imagine,” says Mark Godsey, OIP Director. “Although the stories are

Read more at: http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=25862

Keker and Innocence Project Team to Free Father in ‘Shaken Baby’ Case

Khari Tillery of Keker, Van Nest Peters (left) and Paige Kaneb of the Northern California Innocence Project (center) with Zavion Johnson (right) at a Dec. 8 hearing where his 2002 murder conviction was overturned.

A team from Keker, Van Nest Peters and the Northern California Innocence Project have teamed up to overturn the conviction of a man who has served nearly 17 years in connection with the death of his 4-month-old daughter.

A state court judge in Sacramento on Friday morning granted a writ of habeas corpus overturning the 2002 murder conviction of Zavion Johnson. Johnson was convicted of killing his infant daughter Nadia when he was 19 years old based on medical testimony that has been undermined by more recent research.

Keker partner Khari Tillery, one of the lead pro bono lawyers on the case, said that about 30 of Johnson’s family members were gathered at

Read more at: https://www.law.com/therecorder/sites/therecorder/2017/12/08/keker-and-innocence-project-team-to-free-father-in-shaken-baby-case/

Innocence Project leader’s book at heart of Cincinnati Opera’s new work debuting in 2019

David Cote isn’t concerned how the Cincinnati Opera will define the work he is creating with composer William Menefield. The piece, titled “Blind Injustice,” doesn’t premiere until the summer of 2019, after all.

“Is it an oratorio or a musical theater piece – I don’t really know yet,” says Cote, a New York-based librettist and arts journalist. “I know these labels are important to some people. I can tell you that there will be operatic singing. But there may also be singing that sounds more like pop or jazz or even hip-hop.”

The one thing that everyone involved

Read more at: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2017/12/08/innocence-project-leaders-book-heart-cincinnati-operas-new-work-debuting-2019/929090001/

Montana Innocence Project reviewing a 1983 Billings homicide …

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Montana Innocence Project reviewing a 1983 Billings homicide

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WVU law school gets $100000 for Innocence Project – Charleston Gazette

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University College of Law has received $100,000 from the law firm Wilson, Frame and Metheney for the school’s Innocence Project.

According to WVU, the gift will be paid over five years and provide operational support for the law clinic whose goal is to provide services to the wrongfully convicted at no charge while providing third-year students with work experience.

Attorney Wes Metheney says the wrongfully convicted need a champion for the justice system to function smoothly, and the clinic does that for West Virginia.

The clinic is directed by Professor Valena Beety. It was established to serve people in state or federal prisons with claims of innocence considered meritorious.

It also advocates for reforms including better eyewitness identification and forensic analysis.

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